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B Human Ecology (Human Settlements), M Urban & Regional Planning, M Org Development

Bernadette is the HFHI Mekong Hub Director and has over 35 years’ experience in international aid and development, leading large teams in developing countries in South East Asia. She managed multi-sector projects in Asia and the Pacific on various thematic areas: land, housing, settlement planning, urban planning, water, and sanitation hygiene (WASH), human resource development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and disaster response. Bernadette led the development, design, and implementation of community-organizing capacity-building programs. Throughout her career, Bernadette has engaged in empowerment and community-driven development projects. She is a strong advocate for land and property rights with and for informal settlers in urban and rural areas. As an urban and regional planner, she engages in inclusion projects for informal settlers, citywide participatory mapping projects, and localization of SDGs in urban solid waste management at the city level. Bernadette joined the Habitat for Humanity Australia Board in November 2022.

Habitat for Humanity Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia. 

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